How can you tell if you have mold problems in your house? The signs can vary greatly. If you are allergic, it could make you sick, but even if you are not, it could still irritate your skin, nose, eyes, throat, and lungs.
There are certain areas in your home that are more likely than others to be prone to growing mold. If there are windows that often get condensation, or areas that get stained from constant leaks, you should inspect to make sure that the reason for this gets remedied. If you have carpet in your basement, you want to make sure that it isn’t damp in any area.
You also want to check your gutters to make sure they work properly, diverting the water away from your house.
After heavy rainfalls, check in and around your house that there aren’t any areas where water will sit and make it easier for mold to grow.
Your bathroom and shower should be kept as dry as possible between uses, and don’t let wet clothes or towels lie around for a long period of time.
Proper ventilation will help as well, and if you have any room in the house where there is little air-flow, or the air seems stale, look into ways to remedy this.
If you do have visible mold, or if you suspect that you might have a mold-problem in your house, your best alternative is to hire a professional. With the correct training and tools, they are more likely than you are to resolve the problem permanently.